I have to let you know about another great NZ film by one of my local NZ Society of Authorsbranch members. ( I am the local chairperson so get bragging rights)
Kathleen Gallagher’s latest film Earth Whisperers/Papatuanuku was shot at spectacular locations around New Zealand by acclaimed cameramen Alun Bollinger and Mike Single. This absorbing feature documentary focuses on 10 visionary New Zealanders out to prove that a shift in consciousness can heal our environment. You’ll be inspired, and never look at stinging nettle in your garden in quite the same way again!
In the words of Nick Smith – NZ Minister for Environment and Climate Change:
‘This inspirational film weaves together NZ”s stunning landscapes, eclectic characters and unique
sounds in a poetic message of protection for Planet Earth .’
This is a movie that doesn’t just rock the boat — it rocks the world!
Check out the link above to see a trailer of the movie and hear Kathleen too.
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw said he was “humbled” to be named the best rugby player on the planet for the second time in his career.
The 28-year-old New Zealand openside picked up the IRB’s prestigious Player of the Year award straight after leading his side to a comprehensive 39-12 victory over France at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille today.
He joined Ireland’s Declan Kidney (coach of the year) and the Springboks (team of the year) in picking up the three major senior awards announced by the IRB on the final weekend of the official autumn season in the north.
McCaw also won the player of the year gong in 2006 and is now the first player ever to have picked it up a second time. Read more here and in the ‘rugby” categories on this blog .
NOTE: Richie is also a big part of our local Canterbury team, and yes I am a one -eyed, red & black wearing Cantabrian
This means I need to get healthier and loose weight so have decided to blog about it .. ‘they’ tell me I’m as sick as my secrets so will let it all hang out so to speak, and hope that reporting on my successes and failures online will keep me on the straight and narrow.